Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Hybrid gifts, part two

The second project I did was quite a bit more labour intensive. But so worth it!

A few years back my very dear friend Karri, of Bourbon Creek Books, taught me how to hand bind books. This is a beautiful craft that she is a master of and I was like a pupil in awe, eager to pick up every little bit of information she could give me. I made a few books back then but have since let those projects rest for a while. Until now.

I have another friend, Liv Esteban (digi designer extraordinaire) who absolutely loves to write and who has an obession with journals. This year I wanted to honour both of my friends by using the skills that one gave me to give a gift to the other.

The result was this journal with one of Liv's favourite sayings on the front.
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For the cover of the book I used digital scrapbooking papers by Liv herself as well as Jessica Sprague and Orchard & Broome. Do check out their products at jessicasprague.com

The book was sent about two weeks ago so it should arrive at Liv's door step any day now. I truly hope she indeed does fill those papers with the breathings of her heart.

A huge thank you to my mentor and inspiration; Karri. I love you!

4 comments:

  1. This book is absolutely beautiful and I'm sure Liv will love it! The cards are very pretty as well ... I love how you made them textured and layerd. Your sister will adore them, I'm sure, but she might want to only write notes to HERSELF so that she doesn't have mail them away!

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  2. Incredible work. If we lived near each other, I'd be at your house everyday to craft! Bwahahaha.

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  3. Beautiful. Lovely. Du ar bast Linda!

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  4. I'm a bit behind but I can't adequately tell you how big my smile was when I spotted an exposed binding book. It looks lovely, darlin'! You did an amazing job. I bet the receiver absolutely loved it.

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